Rachel Lark

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About

Hi! Welcome to my Patreon page!

I'm Rachel Lark, and I'm a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter who has made a name for herself amongst perverts, psychedelic party throwers, festival attendees, and college students. My music is weird, disruptive to the patriarchy, and sexually explicit.  That's why all of my support has come from badass weirdos like yourselves. You've given me love, loyalty, and occasionally, your money!

Monthly support is important.  Kickstarter or GoFundMe makes sense when there's one big project that you want to work on, which is why it was great for raising funds for my first music video, Warm, Bloody and Tender and my immersive rock opera, Studies Have Shown.  But now I have maaaaany projects I want to work on, and working on them is a full-time job.  With monthly support I can rely on from my fans, I can budget and plan further in advance and get more creative work done.

Here's what I've done so far, thanks to Patreon!

And here's what I could do with even more support!
  • Film more music videos
  • Create more theatrical productions with my full band
  • Create an immersive musical audiodrama about nature
  • Create an educational political concept album about Central America
  • Tour and play festivals once those are a thing again
  • Hire more staff and artists

To do these things, I need to be able to plan.  The cycle of fundraising for each project individually is exhausting, for you and for me, and I can do SO MUCH MORE actual art if I'm not spending all of my time hustling for funding. Budgeting long term is essential for any business, and for that, I need to know what income I can count on each month. 

When 75 of you helped me get to $500/mo I was able to start recording my EP. When 120 of you got me to $1,500 I secured a director and producer for my music video and we were able to start creating a budget and getting to work. Now imagine if 1,000 of you contribute $5 a month. I can do everything on the list above and plan in a way that lets me build my business and make this career path sustainable for the long, long-term. That's something of a miracle, when you think about it.  Gone are the days when artists like me have to soften out the edges to fit into the mold of what the "industry" wants.  Now a small number of dedicated, like-minded people can actually sustain artists, without relying on the promise of "mainstream success" to suddenly create a salary for a working artist.  And unlike a Kickstarter campaign, this support will last, so the projects that I haven't even dreamed up yet can also become a reality in the future.

Perks? Simple! This is about ongoing, sustainable support, so I'm keeping the rewards super simple. You'll be getting downloads of new music, access to exclusive livestream shows and behind-the-scenes content, and my unending gushing gratitude.

Even if you just contribute $2 a month, that can really add up to a lot. I just ask that if you like my music, you consider this model of patronage. The pledge I make to you in return is that I will work tirelessly to create the most honest art I possibly can and that I will dedicate every day to bringing it to more and more people.

Thanks for reading!  I really appreciate you taking the time to check out this patreon page and my work.  

Goals
374 of 400 patrons
When I reach 400 patrons I will release "Coming Soon: The Pandemic LP", a concept album based on my original musical, "Coming Soon"
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